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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop3Star is a Double Mango IPA. The malt bill includes Pilsner, munich, crytstal, rye, biscuit and flaked barley. Eight hop additions during the boil include: Zythos, Simcoe, Columbus, Hallertau, Cascade, Goldings, Amarillo and Centennial. A total of 118lbs of hops went into the kettle. We brewed two 25 barrel batches, the last runnings from the first batch were used as the base water for the second batch to naturally increase the gravity. We added Belgian candy sugar to the kettle also, to increase the starting gravity. 40lbs of fresh mango were added to the kettle to provide the subtle mango character. After primary fermentation it was dry hopped twice, with Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus and cascade. 33lbs of hops were used in the dry hopping. The starting gravity was 22 degrees plato, final gravity is 3.8 degrees plato. It is 10.1% abv, 150 IBUs and 300 calories/12 oz. Its one of the craziest beers Ive ever had the privilege to make. Brewed with Devin Hicks Westover Beer Garden crew.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7880) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Great citrus nose on this. Big hoppy aroma. Pours hazy orange with good head and lacing. Good balance. Quite bitter. Tap at brewpub.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at Lost Rhino, 10/23/14. Pours a clear golden with a medium tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, pine, melon hops, toffee malt. The taste is tropical, pine, citrus melon hops, toffee malt. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22032) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
S&B. Draft. Hazy orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma is fresh mango, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is sweet tropical fruit. Not overly bitter, but warmingly boozy. Very tasty, but I wish this had a more reasonable alcohol level.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Really like me some Lost Rhino but this just didnt eclipse the mediocrity. The rhino chaser os more prevalent and better IMHO.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7625) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy orange with some hazy white head. Nose has a ton of juicy mango, some citrus, pine, soap. Flavor has some instantaneous bracing bitterness followed by a strong tropical fruit sweetness, pine, grapefruit. Big, zesty, sticky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Orange copper color poured from a tap. Sweet orange peel piny taste with moderate bitterness. Very good ipa

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
A: burst of piney resinous, tropical fruitsA: orange strawT: slight alcohol taste, smooth mouthfeel from the mango, super fruity, and very nice.O: very nice beer only kicker....not enough mango, over powered by the hops and alcohol bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Serving: Draft at the brewery. It pours a hazy copper color with a lasting creamy, tan head. The nose has lots of resinous pine and a touch of mango. The flavor is a wallop of hops. Lots of pine resin, slight tropical mango undertones, and a little pineapple. Unfortunately the bitterness turns a little aspirin like in the finish. Nice herbals emerge as the brew warms. The ABV is well hidden. Medium to full body with lower carbonation. Solid, but I was hoping the tropical notes would be a little better represented based on the description. Its tough for a IIPA to stand out these days and unfortunately this one would get lost in the crowd.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7515) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Consumed on premise - 5oz taster. This one poured a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma was resin, sweet tropical fruit notes (grapefruit and mango). This one was pretty freaking tasty - mango notes through and through - grapefruits. Alcohol was relatively masked while consuming but soon after cheeks and forehead started to warm a bit - its there but I dont feel like I have to avoid open flames while consuming. Bottle this, please.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2843) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Clear, orange-amber with white head and excellent lacing. Robust aroma of orange, pine, citrus and caramel. Taste of citrus, floral hops and pine. Malt and alcohol are there, but stay well hidden. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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